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Experts discuss changing scope of insomnia treatment

November 14, 2017

Improving sleep hygiene has long been recommended as a treatment for insomnia, but there is increasing evidence that it is insufficient as standalone therapy. The co-author of a study that showed sleep hygiene was recommended in 75% of cases in a study of the Veterans Affairs health system said that there are little data to support techniques such as avoiding stimulants before going to bed and keeping their sleeping environment comfortable, dark and quiet as monotherapy for the treatment of insomnia disorder.

 

Cure, Therapix to develop cannabinoid-based treatment for sleep disorders

November 10, 2017
Cure Pharmaceutical recently announced a product development agreement with Therapix Bisociences for cannabinoid-based treatments. The partnership will focus on a…
In the Journals

Insomnia symptoms forecasts 2-year risk for falls in older adults

October 17, 2017
Research published in Sleep suggests that among adults aged 50 and older, the number of insomnia symptoms predicts 2-year fall risk, and that taking…
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Experts discuss risks, benefits of benzodiazepines

September 25, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In a session here, Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Midland, Texas, and Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, of the University of…
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Insomnia and Depression: A Reciprocal Relationship

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Available data consistently confirm the close association between chronic insomnia and depression. This review examines…
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Sleep Disorders: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Sleep’s mysteries unravel slowly; we are only beginning to understand its purposes, but we do know we need it…
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Depression, sleep symptoms among many additions to PTSD criteria in DSM-5

May 21, 2013
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